BARCELONA, Spain:Having sold over 100 million smart phones last year, Chinese-based cell phone giants Huawei remains confident its partnership with Lionel Messi will now lead its organisation to the top of global phone sales soon. Messi is a five-time Ballon d’Or/FIFA World Player of the year winner and as the first player to achieve that historic feat, many consider him one of the all time football greats.Messi, who represents Spanish club Barcelona was recently named global brand ambassador for Huawei during a press conference held in the city.With Messi being born in Rosario Argentina in the same year as Huawei’s inception in 1987, the organisation has labelled the partnership as a “perfect fit”.long-term partnership”We are seeking a long term partnership. He is a win-win, look to see Huawei and Messi in the future,” Kevin Ho, president, Handset Business, Huawei Consumer BG said.The Messi and Huawei partnership is over a three year period, but no official figure was released on how much it will cost the Asian brand.Huawei is also the official Smart phone partner of London-based English football club Arsenal. It is set to launch their new P9 smart phone in London on April 6.Despite Huawei’s global sales last year, it remains one of the three top smart phone vendors in the world, behind Apple and Samsung.They, however, lead the Asian market by beating Xiaomi, Lenovo, Apple and Samsung to become the top smart phone vendor.The company hopes Messi can help raise its brand awareness in markets it has been making inroads in like Latin America, Asia and Europe where football enjoys a cult-like following.Meanwhile, according to Ho, five reasons which make Huawei devices stand out from others are, “design, craftsmanship, user experience, long battery life and excellent camera quality”.He stressed that Huawei is happy to be a sponsor of the Digicel Rising Star in Jamaica.
An innovative new housing project Rann Mor Meadow, located on the outskirts of Letterkenny could save homeowners thousands on their energy and heating costs every year.The newly built ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes are the first of its kind in Letterkenny.Local firm GDC Ireland (Limited) raised the bar with these homes, which are specifically designed to save energy and to increase comfort levels in the process. Since the recession, its evident how the the continuing rise in heating costs in homes is having a detrimental effect ‘financially’ on many families.With policies now being implemented to promote a greener environment, and with people more aware of the risks over greenhouse pollutions, it was perhaps inevitable new ground would be broken in relation to the specification of saving energy in new homes.GDC Ireland (Limited) took the opportunity and showed tremendous fortitude and vision to realise this fantastic new development at Rann Mor Meadow.Daniel told Donegal Daily, “With our society becoming more aware of a greener environment, it became obvious to us that it would be a natural progression for newly built homes to have energy saving specifications. “At GDC we pride on ourselves on the fact that we’re always looking to break new ground.“We’re not afraid to show innovation, and we saw these new homes as a natural progression in the specification of new homes.“We’re absolutely delighted with our ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes, and the reaction they’re receiving from the general public.Daniel revealed that they’ve estimated that it costs the new homes on average less than a €1 a day to heat the house.“We’ve had energy assessment consumption carried out on the new houses, and we estimate that on average it’ll cost new homeowners less than €1 a day to heat their homes. “It’s an incredible saving, and in this economic climate, those energy saving costs are not to be scoffed at.Daniel added that the homes are specifically designed to ensure a constant temperature throughout the house at all times – that also increases the comfort level.It’s completely unlike the normal specification homes.“Unlike the normal system, where you have the house piping hot after a few hours when the heating is on, and then once it’s off for a few hours the house is cold again, these homes retain the heat. “They’re specifically designed to retain the heat, and in doing so save energy and costs and to retain a more constant temperature which is much more comfortable.“It’s not often you’ve to spend less to be more comfortable but that’s the way this works.“They’re homes of the future, it’s the way the industry is going and energy efficient homes is the only way forward.“We’re delighted that we showed innovation in creating the homes, and we’re delighted with the end product.GDC Ireland (Limited) has earned a stellar reputation over the years for its excellence in designing and building new homes, and breaking new ground in the industry.The latest creation in the form of Rann Mor Meadow, has received plaudits not just locally but from all over Ireland.For further information contact: GDC (IRL) LTD Property Developers on 074 93 84700, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gdcirl.com or http://www.gdcirl.com Sherry Fitzgerald 0n 074 9122211, email: email@example.com or visit www.sfr.ie or visit http://www.sfr.ie‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES COULD SAVE HOMEOWNERS THOUSANDS ON THEIR HEATING COSTS was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessCostsEnergyEstateFeaturesnewsRann Mor MeadowSaving